Youngstown, OH, December 08, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- High intensity exercise concepts are dominating the fitness world but they miss the mark in one important area: the mind-body connection. Stressercise classes, an alternative that incorporates conditioning of the mind as well as the body, are now offered at the YWCA. To introduce students to the benefits of Stressercise, Free classes will take place Dec. 10th , 12th and 14th from 5 to 6 p.m. at the YWCA, located at 25 W Rayen Avenue in Youngstown, Ohio.
Created by Carla Clark, Stressercise is a new concept in the world of fitness that incorporates beneficial stretching, resistance training, and therapeutic breathing to condition the body while focused visualization and therapeutic breathing helps to de-stress the mind. “Stressercise was born out of my frustration with other, more rigorous, exercise programs that left me feeling tense and exhausted. I also suffered from chronic back pain which made some exercises out of reach for me,” said Clark.
“Focus on quieting the mind in order to alleviate stress is often the missing component in many exercise regimes. That’s what is so beautiful about Stressercise: it’s a holistic approach to physical health,” boasts 20-year Massage Therapist Eric D. Ross, COO of Stressercise. Ross added that Stressercise also helps alleviate back pain, improves concentration, helps with digestion and elimination, and controls appetite.
That mind-body connection is the thing that differentiates Stressercise from other fitness routines. While other exercise options like aerobics or high intensity training can actually increase stress because of rigorous schedules and strenuous routines, Stressercise places just as much importance on the health of the mind to achieve a more uniform balance in life.
In fact, a U.S. Surgeon General’s report indicated that activity does not need to be strenuous to achieve some health benefits. A recent article in the Boston Globe said that aerobic and weight-bearing workouts can leave older athletes susceptible to “boomeritis,” identified by episodes of tendinitis, bursitis, stress fractures and meniscus tears. Because of its gentle nature and the benefits it provides, Stressercise is perfect for those who suffer from back pain, joint problems, chronic fatigue and depression.
Visit www.Stressercise.com to learn more, or register online.